Spot-fixing under the scanner in India, the cricket Board is showing video clips of the scandal involving young Pakistan Player Mohammad Aamer to educate its under-19 and under-25 players against declining prey to corrupt practice. The Board is educating the U-25 boys at their off-season National Cricket Academy camp in Mysore.
The programmed designed by the Anti-Corruption and safety Unit includes video clips from the well-known Lord's Test of 2010. Pakistan pace bowler Aamer, Salman Butt and Mohammad Asif were found responsible of spot-fixing in that match and were excluded by the ICC and subsequently sentenced to jail.
We were told how Aamer committed the crime and how he was lured into committing the deed, said a player who attend the lecture. The ASCU official spoke about how these cricketers were approach by certain persons and how one need to avoid such people.
According to a top BCCI official, with the players being groomed for senior cricket, the board wants to educate them at the junior level itself. Aamer was just 18 years old when he was caught in the fixing scandal.
This is not the 1st time the BCCI has used a Pakistan player as example. During the domestic T20 league in 2012 players were shown a knowledge video made by the ICC in which Aamer talks about the ills of fixing. However, it failed to make an impact as the arrest of the three Rajasthan Royals players on spot-fixing charges shows.